Beer Events

Puget Sound Pro-Am Competition Rules

  1. Homebrewers may submit entries for the styles matching the BJCP category selected by the participating breweries.  This competition is only open to homebrewers (no commercial entries).  Competition staff, judges, and stewards are eligible to enter.  Judges and stewards may not participate in the judging of their own entries and safeguards will be taken to prevent judges from knowing who brewed the entries they are judging.  Only beers are eligible for Pro-Am selection but we will judge meads and ciders in a normal BJCP format.  An updated list of the requested categories and breweries will be maintained at:
  2. There are no limits on numbers of entries.  The entry fee per entry is $6.00.  Make out checks to BEWBC.
  3. Brewers must provide 3 brown, 10-12 oz bottles for judging.  Each bottle will be labeled with a bottle entry form (found on the website listed above) attached with a rubber band (no tape or other labels).  Markings on caps will be completely blacked out with a marker.
  4. Recipes for all entries will be submitted on a Puget Sound Pro-Am version of the American Homebrewer's Association recipe entry form found on the website listed above.
  5. Brewers are encouraged to suggest a name for the beer; however, the final naming decision will be made by the breweries. 
  6. All recipes submitted become the property of the participating brewery.  The breweries retain the flexibility to change the winning recipe as necessary to accommodate their brewing equipment.  The breweries retain the flexibility to choose the winning beer based on private concerns (marketability, balance to existing beer line, ability to participate in GABF Pro-Am Competition, etc.)
  7. Entries must be collected by a participating club, mailed, or dropped off at Larry's Brewing Supply by May 26th (desired drop-off period is May 11th - May 26th) or dropped off the locations below

Drop off or Mail:

Larry's Brewing Supply
c/o Pro-Am Competition
7405 S. 212th St. #103
Kent, WA 98032

Drop off only (May 11th-May 26th)

Bob's Homebrew Supply
2821 NE 55th St
Seattle, WA 98105


The Beer Essentials
2624 112th St. #E-1
Lakewood, WA 98499
1-800-685 BREW 


Cellar Homebrew
14320 Greenwood Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98133


Diamond Knot Brewery
621 Front Street
Mukilteo, WA 98275


Snipes Mountain Brewery
905 Yakima Valley Hwy
Sunnyside, WA 98944


Olympic Brewing Supplies 
2817 Wheaton Way #102
Bremerton, WA 98310

  1. The AHA/BJCP sanctioned judging will be held on May 30th.  Breweries will select the winners within a few weeks of the initial judging.  The winners will be announced shortly thereafter with results posted on the competition website.  The recipe brewing dates will be scheduled in coordination with the breweries.
  2. Winning beers from American Homebrewers Association members will be submitted to the Pro-Am competition at the Great American Beer Festival.  Each AHA member may only have one beer continue to the festival.  To join the AHA, visit
    1. Homebrewers must be AHA members at the date of competition (May 30th, 2009) and at the time of the GABF Judging (Sep 22-26th, 2009: membership will be verified by AHA)
    2. Homebrewers may not be members of the brewery's staff.